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Boyfriends, Girlfriends and Divorce… The New Normal?

Maybe I’m just becoming more aware of divorcing couples already having boyfriends/girlfriends in their lives, or maybe it is a [...]

Don’t Blame Me, I’m just the Mediator!

About a year ago, I mediated a divorce case with a high conflict couple. What was unusual about this case [...]

Can Mediation Work With High Conflict Couples?

A small percentage of my clients have reached the point in their relationship where it is too difficult for them [...]

What’s This Nesting Thing All About?

In client meetings, the issue of custody is often a very difficult conversation. Even with joint custody, if the children [...]

Commonly Asked Questions in Divorce

Question: Is a Cash Balance Plan a Pension Plan? Pension plans can be a little complicated. Sometimes the employee doesn’t [...]

When Do We Divide the Retirement Fund?

As I’ve said in some of my previous blogs, divorce mediation is turning into more of an art than a [...]

Why Do I Need Life Insurance? I Feel Fine, I Just Want a Divorce!

Life insurance is usually for the purpose of protecting your family in the event of your unexpected death. In Separation/Divorce, [...]

Spousal Health Insurance – Should I Choose Separation or Divorce?

The answer is - - It Depends! With the rising cost of health insurance, when negotiating Settlement Agreements, the health insurance [...]

My Income Has Changed. Does the Child Support Change?

What happens if you already have an Agreement in place, where support levels were based on previous earnings, but those [...]

I’m Not Earning Any Money. Do I Still Have To Pay Support?

Couples are often under the impression that when we write their divorce agreement, I just bring out a form, plug [...]